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ERIC Number: EJ972306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Turning Seniors into Freshmen
Rodrigues, Donna; Le, Cecilia
Educational Leadership, v68 n7 p79-83 Apr 2011
University Campus School in Worchester, Massachusetts, was extremely successful in helping its graduates get into college, but the faculty realized that many students were not staying on track to graduate. To increase students' chances of finishing college, the faculty decided to revamp its senior year, giving students something similar to the college experience and teaching them to become more independent learners. Student schedules and coursework were designed to mimic college-level classes, and students were expected to ask for help and extended deadlines as needed, instead of relying on teachers to put these supports in place. Each year, faculty at the grade 7-12 school prepared students for their final year by gradually withdrawing supports. The new senior year also included a college-success course in which small groups of students helped one another set goals and manage their own learning. Alumni have reported that this revamped program helped them have a better idea of what they would experience in college. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts